SMOSH Food Battle: THE GAME

Food Battle: The Game is here!!!
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Smosh
Gaming
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United States
1 Team Member

The wait is over folks!! Food Battle: The Game is finally here!!! The game is available to iOS and Android devices in the Apple and Google Play stores - download it now!!

We are so incredibly thankful for all you guys have done to make this game happen. This process has been exciting, stressful and fun - but in the end, we feel so accomplished and rewarded for this experience. It takes time, hard work and complete dedication to execute a dream this big - and WE DID IT TOGETHER!! WOOOHOOOO!

If you have any questions regarding the game or you are having issues with downloading or playing the game, please refer to our FAQ page for help:https://foodbattle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

We would also love to hear what you think of the game and if you have any suggestions to make the game even better! We don’t want any of your feedback to get lost in comment threads, so please submit all of your comments about the game here:https://foodbattle.zendesk.com/hc/communities/public/topics

Now go download the game and play until your fingers falls off!!! Just kidding, don’t do that. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Questions regarding the campaign and your perk purchases? Please send an email to: smoshindiegogosupport@smosh.com


Welcome to our Indiegogo campaign! We're launching this campaign to help turn Food Battle into an awesome game that will be bigger and more ambitious than anything we've ever made to date! This game will be for you and the Smosh community so it'll beoffered as a FREE GAME on iOS, PC...and now Android!! 

Such a big game idea requires hiring talented game developers and artists, plus a lot of hard work! We promise that ALL funds we raise will go toward the production of this game (AND a charity...see that section below). The more we raise, the more we can bring to you.

How can you help make this game happen? You can help us by FUNDING, SHARING and FOLLOWING the campaign. Also, definitely check out our UPDATES tab (above)! 


ABOUT THE GAME

Food Battle: THE GAME is a 3D single-player action adventure game. Guide Anthony through multiple unique worlds where you can unlock and equip his favorite foods as weapons to help you battle Ian's hordes of evil donut minions. And you'll need every weapon in your arsenal if you hope to survive the pink frosted final boss! 

Food Battle: The Game


Developer Diary: October 16

Hey Everyone, here’s our latest update for this week. We’re really excited to show you the final concept art for the Donut Minions!

All our donut minions are making different faces. It’s really cool to imagine what order these expressions might happen in. Is the donut surprised when it first sees you or angry?

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: Let us know what you think in the Indiegogo comments section with #donutface


- Ian and Anthony

Developer Diary: October 8


Hey Everyone, here’s our latest update for this week. We’re really excited to show you the final concept art for Ian!


Many of you commented that the hair didn't look quite right so we worked tirelessly with the concept artists to give that cut just the right amount of bowl. We also gave him this manly five o'clock shadow.

Below you’ll find a progression of Ian’s character, where we ultimately tweaked #2 to the final designs you see above.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:Let us know what you think of Ian’s final concept art in the Indiegogo comments with #ian


- Ian and Anthony



Developer Diary: September 30

Hey Everyone,

We wanted to share the initial concept art for the Baker, who will be the creator of  the donut minions! 

The final Baker concept is the last image (with the blue shirt). 

We asked the concept artists to give him an epic mustache and cover him in food stains so it looks like he’s just been making some mutant pastries.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Let us know what you think of the Baker in the Indiegogo comments section with #baker.

We’ve received a lot of great feedback on our update from last week! Keep the comments coming on what you think the Donut Minion attacks should be!  #moredonuts


- Ian and Anthony


DEVELOPER DIARY: SEPTEMBER 23

Hey Everyone!

Sorry a few weeks have gone by since the campaign ended!!! We've been working hard with our Smosh team to fulfill all the perks you have so generously funded. Starting today, we'll be making weekly developer diary updates (every Monday) so we can continue updating you guys on game progress and get more of your feedback. The game is planned to be released Summer 2014!

GAME UPDATES

Awesome Donut Minions Updates:

Bacon Maple Bat has a pair of bacon wings to swoop down from the sky! Hopefully someone’s thought to dry those wings or this could get greasy. Cinnamon Twist Snake looks super delicious, but don’t take a bite because he will bite back! Eclair Hound may look like a friendly puppy, but a simple “Sit! Stay!” is not gonna cut it. 

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK: What kind of attacks do you think the new donut minions should have? Let us know in the Indiegogo comments section with #moredonuts.

We have more facial expressions for Maple Bar! He’s one of our favorite donut minions so we’re hoping you’re as excited as we are. He’s like a cool swamp monster in an old horror film with these faces below:

Stevie Update:

We have a color update to Stevie's character with some new facial expressions...like happy, sad, shocked, and...I don’t even know what that last one is, but it looks like a face that Stevie would make!

Stevie will also be wearing his signature jorts so you can see him in all his jort-wearing glory in Food Battle: The Game. Let’s just hope the animators never decide to make him bend over!

Thanks again for all of your support, comments and tweets! We'll be using all the funds raised to make this game as awesome as humanly possible! More updates to come next week…stay tuned…

Ian and Anthony


DEVELOPER DIARY: AUGUST 22


Last night during our live stream extravaganza we released some really awesome new concepts! Check out these drawings of Ian, and his pet donut hole! Tell us in the comments section what you think of Ian's donut using #iansdonut!





DEVELOPER DIARY: AUGUST 20

Hey guys! This will be our final developer diary before our campaign ends THIS FRIDAY, August 23rd, and we have a bunch of new things to share with you!

1) CHARACTERS

Food Battle: THE GAME will include Anthony, Ian, Ian's Pet Donut Hole (who is waiting to be named by one of you!), the Baker, Stevie, and Charlie the Drunk Guinea Pig, the winner of our very first survey!  Check out these cute sketches of Charlie + Anthony!



2) WEAPONS

Last week, we showed you concept art for the Churro, Celery Stick, Egg Roll and Red Hot Chili Pepper. Today, we have even more to show you! Tell us in the comments section what you think of the Taquito using #weapons!




DEVELOPER DIARY: AUGUST 12


Hey everyone! Thanks for all of your awesome feedback. With your help, we made some good revisions and decided on which donut boss to feature. Keep reading to learn more about Anthony's weapons and hear about the game story.

1) WEAPONS

The player's weapons will be crucial for defending the village against all of the evil donut minions! Check out this concept art for some of our weapons that are currently in development. They will be used to fight off enemies, plus solve puzzles throughout the game! Let us know what you think of these new weapons with the hashtag #weapons in the comments. Plus check out the "Survey" section (above) to put a vote in for this week's survey: What power should Anthony's churro have!

celery sword

 

egg roll hammer

red hot chilli pepper

 

2) THE STORY

We've put a lot of effort into creating an epic story for Food Battle: THE GAME. It begins in a small village that once had a prosperous donut factory. The greedy baker tried splicing donut and human DNA to replace his workers with donut minions and it went HORRIBLY WRONG! The aggressive donut minions preferred fighting to working and the baker lost control. It was up to the villagers to destroy them while the baker shut down the factory and went into hiding. Everything was peaceful until donut minions suddenly appeared and started attacking! Help us fight them and defend the village! 

Here are our donut minions based on your feedback!

donut minions

 

3) Boss Battle

We saw an overwhelming response for Version 1 of the Donut Boss. We have updated the art below! This will be used for our SIGNED concept art perk at the $100 tier!

donut boss

 

P.S. Check out these awesome churro concepts we've had mocked up for our week 3 survey!


DEVELOPER DIARY: AUGUST 2

Hey everyone! We’re excited to show you concept art today! This is the first installment of our Developer Diary series that will give you guys a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Food Battle: THE GAME! 

1) CONCEPT ART PROCESS

We are collaborating with talented concept artists from Liquid Development, a studio that has worked on games such as Halo 4, Borderlands, Mass Effect 2 and Fable 2! Pretty awesome, right? CLICK HERE to see what other titles they have worked on...we’re sure you have played a few of them! The concept art process helps us nail down the spirit and art direction we want for the characters and environments. These sketches are not literal, in-game art yet so we’ll keep you posted when we get to that part of the game creation process!

We wanted to show you work-in-progress (not finished) concepts so we can get your feedback while we are still making creative decisions!

 

2) CHARACTER CONCEPTS

THE BOSS: Ian's Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut Monster

Tell us which version of the Donut Monster you like BEST in the COMMENTS tab! Tag your feedback with the hashtag #LikeThisDonutBoss.

Version 1: His mouth and teeth are made from the frosting dripping from the donut hole. His donut shape is smoother and rounder than Version 2. His hands and legs are more dough-y and he has frosting on his fingers and arms.

Boss Painted - NO Teeth

Version 2: He has actual teeth and his eyes are more squinty. His arms and legs are more human.

Boss Painted - With Teeth

 

Tell us what POWERS and/or WEAPONS you think the Donut Boss should have in the COMMENTS tab! Tag your feedback with the hashtag #DonutPower.

Sketch #1: The monster has a whip in this sketch. We're not sure we like the whip but we thought we could give him a different weapon to hold. What weapon do you think he should have?

Boss Concept 1 - Weapon

Sketch #2: He looks like he’s ripped off a part of his donut-self to throw dough at the player.

Boss Concept 2 - Throwing Dough

Sketch 3: The donut monster is shooting something like donut jelly made of acid...or fire...or lasers! You can also see someone hiding. We’re not gonna tell you who it is...but you can probably guess. 

Boss Concept 3 - Jelly

 

THE DONUT MINIONS: These little evil guys will be a common enemy you see in the game so we want to make sure we get them exactly right. Our favorite ones are A and D.

Let us know which are your favorite donut minions in the COMMENTS tab! Tag with the hashtag #badlittledonuts.

Donut Minions

 

THE PLAYER: You'll be playing as me (Anthony)! Here are some very rough sketches capturing how the player might look when he moves. 

Anthony Character Poses

 

3) ENVIRONMENT CONCEPT

We’ve easily clocked in thousands of hours playing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Our concept artist knows it is one of our all-time favorite games and painted this level (below) which we are calling The Grasslands. We want it to be a big, brightly-colored, open environment that a player could imagine themselves exploring.

The Grasslands  

4) TO ALL YOU ANDROID USERS
We’ve seen all your comments and we hear you! We’re excited to announce we will be offering Food Battle: THE GAME on the Android platform as part of this campaign. Help us reach our goal to make this game for you! We’ve just posted a new Beta access perk for Android users only (look to your right)!

 

DONUT PARTY

Want to eat donuts with us in your hometown?

We want to host a donut party in the town with the greatest number of funders as a thank you for your support! How will this work? Anyone who contributes $1 or more will be able to vote for a city of their choice. We will send out an email with a link to our city survey, so be sure to vote then. (Come oooon Vegas!) Help your city win! Click Here to see which city is in the lead. 

donut party

 

GIVING BACK: CHARITY FAQ

By contributing to Food Battle: THE GAME, you’ll ALSO help out a good cause! 10% of the total proceeds you contribute will be donated to three charities that we feel strongly about – Do Something, Child's Play and FEED USA.

How will this work?

You guys determine how much each organization receives from this charity pool based on the number of votes received. We want everyone to have a say in how much each charity gets so you don't need to participate in the campaign in order to vote. (Each charity will receive a percentage of the pool corresponding to the percentage of total votes received from our Smosh fans: for example, if Do Something receives 50% of the votes, Do Something will receive 50% of the pool, if Child's Play receives 30% of the votes, Child's Play will receive 30% of the pool, and if FEED USA receives 20% of the vote, FEED USA will receive 20% of the pool.) BETTER YET, we are guaranteeing a minimum donation of $1,500 to each charity!

CLICK HERE to vote. The poll will close on the last day of our campaign. Vote as many times as you would like!

What is each charity's mission?

Do Something encourages young people to create their own vision for making a difference in their community.  Specifically, we want to focus on bullying. Two out of three teens are verbally or physically harassed every year, and over half of teens have been bullied online.  For more information, please CLICK HERE

Child's Play seeks to improve the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game industry and the power of play. As gamer's ourselves, this cause is super important to us.  For more information, please CLICK HERE. 

FEED USA is a new campaign to improve school food all across America.  Since our game is centered around food, we felt this one was especially relevant! 

 

THE PERKS EXPLAINED

Think of the "Select a Perk" section on your right as a temporary Smosh store offering insanely exclusive Smosh swag, autographed merch and rare opportunities to meet us in person. You can only get these perks during this 5 week campaign and it is our way of saying thanks for helping us to fund our game! Plus, how many times have you wanted your name in a rap song? If you fund the tier called "Smosh Rap", we are going to include your name in a rap music video going on our main Smosh channel later this year!

Here's what our limited edition FOOD BATTLE: THE GAME POSTERS look like (we're siging some at VidCon for Indiegogo funders!). You won't be able to get them anywhere else! You'll get this exclusive poster if you fund the $50 tier. Want one signed by us? Check out the $90 tier!

Indiegogo Game Posters - Signed

Indiegogo Posters - Signed VidCon

 

Here's what our SIGNED, GOLD-COLORED BOBBLEHEADS look like for those of you who fund the $125 tier! You can't get these anywhere else! You get one of these autographed and numbered bobbleheads along with a Food Battle: THE GAME poster, plus all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers. 

Gold-colored bobbleheads

 

Here are the awesome items included in our SWAG BAG at the $75 tier. Includes: Donut Monster tote, Food Battle: THE GAME t-shirt, Food Battle: THE GAME button pack and 2 logo bracelets. This swag is 100% EXCLUSIVE to this campaign and will not be available any where else so be sure to get it while you still can!! Includes all perks from $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers+poster. 



Check out our SMOSH RAP perk at the $65 tier!  Get YOUR name in a rap music video that will be released on our main Smosh channel Spring 2014, plus a free digital download of the rap, a Food Battle: THE GAME poster, and all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers. If you haven't signed the release form we sent via email or via the updates section, we cannot legally mention your name. 

smosh rap

  

Check out our 15 SECOND RECORDING perk at the $300 tier! You will receive a personalized recording of US saying anything you want (within reason of course) sent to your email.  Will will give shout outs to your dog, your BFF, your sister, even Ian's mom! We want to keep it positive so we will not record messages we think are hateful, inappropriate or promotional. Includes all perks from $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers+poster. 

recording perk

 

FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)

Will this be a free game?

Yes! We have been so pleased with the outpouring of support that we have decided to make the game free across all platforms. Since this is a game funded by you guys, it is super important to us that our entire Smosh community has the chance to play the finished product for FREE.

If I am an international funder, are there additional shipping costs?

Yes. If you are an international funder, you will find your additional shipping costs included at the bottom of each perk.  When you check out, be sure to manually add in this amount (Indiegogo does not do this for you!)

If I am a campaign funder, when will I receive my perks?

We are experiencing some delays in shipping out perks and will be updating the campaign page on a regular basis. We'll announce more information about our donut party, but expect that to happen sometime winter/spring 2014.

Who should I share my campaign link with?

Share the campaign with everyone you know! Remember, this is not just restricted to email, you can share on Twitter and Facebook too. Don’t be afraid of annoying friends and family...

What are in-app upgrades?

We want to give you a chance to vote on what these exclusive in-app upgrades will be! There will be a poll sent to you at the end of the campaign for you to weigh in.

Why do I no longer see my perk?

Don't worry! We are constantly taking down and replacing perks as they sell out.  If you no longer see your perk, YOU WILL STILL RECEIVE IT.  It just means we wanted to make room for even more awesome reward tiers!


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  • $10USD
    Exclusive Digital-Only Perks

    Includes perk above, plus: DEVELOPER DIARIES emailed to you during the making of the game. These newsletters will include behind-the-scenes updates and will provide us with a way to connect with you for your valuable feedback. DIGITAL WALLPAPER (pack of 3) exclusively from Food Battle: THE GAME. DIGITAL MUSIC DOWNLOAD from the game's soundtrack. **Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city!

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  • $25USD
    Name In BRONZE + Android Beta

    GAME PERK FOR ANDROID!!! Includes all perks above, plus: EXCLUSIVE IN-APP UPGRADES upon game release. Please see the FAQ for more info. GET EXCLUSIVE ANDROID BETA ACCESS and be an official Smosh game tester. YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR IN BRONZE on the funder page of the official game website. **Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city!

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  • $25USD
    Name In BRONZE + PC Beta

    Includes all perks above, plus: EXCLUSIVE PC UPGRADES upon game release. Please see the FAQ for more info. GET EXCLUSIVE PC BETA ACCESS and be an official Smosh game tester. YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR IN BRONZE on the funder page of the official game website. **Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city!

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  • $40USD
    Vote for Your City Multiplier

    GET SIXTY VOTES for your home city! That's, like, 30% off a vote! Give your city a leg up! The city with the greatest number of votes will be home to our donut party where we'll fly out to personally thank all the funders from that metro area! This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. **You will receive an email from us to put in 60 votes for your city!

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  • $50USD
    Your Name In SILVER + Poster

    Includes all perks above, plus: A LIMITED EDITION 18"x24" Food Battle: THE GAME POSTER to be mailed to your home. YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR IN SILVER on the funder page of the Food Battle: THE GAME website. **Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city! ***Don't live in the US? Please add $8 for shipping.

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  • $75USD
    Your Name In GOLD + Swag Bag

    Includes perks from the $1, $10, $25 reward tiers + poster. LIMITED EDITION SWAG BAG filled with Food Battle: THE GAME swag mailed to your home! Tote includes exclusive t-shirt, button pack and 2 logo bracelets. YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR IN GOLD on the funder page of the official Food Battle: THE GAME website. **Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city! ***Don't live in the US? Please add $10 for shipping.

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  • $100USD
    PC ALPHA ACCESS

    EXCLUSIVE ALPHA ACCESS TO THE PC VERSION of Food Battle: THE GAME! Be one of the first to play an early build (rough, unpolished version) of the game. Help us make it even more awesome in its unfinished state...we want to get your feedback, even before our beta testers! Includes all perks from $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster. This is an exclusive perk, not available with any other tier. Please add $10 for international shipping.

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  • $125USD
    Vote For Your City Multiplier

    GET 250 VOTES for your home city! That's, like, 50% off a vote! Give your city a MAJOR leg up! The city with the greatest number of votes will be home to our donut party where we'll fly out to personally thank all the funders from that metro area! This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. **You will receive an email from us to put in 250 votes for your city!

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  • SOLD OUT

    $160USD
    60% OFF - SIGNED Mad Libs

    One and only one copy of Smosh Mad Libs - Bobblehead script, read during our live stream, SIGNED by both of us and mailed to your home! 60% OFF!!! ORIGINALLY $400! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. **Remember to vote using our city survey that ill be sent to your email. Send us to your city

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  • $175USD
    50% OFF- IAN'S NAKED DRAWING

    IAN'S DRAWING, that he JUST made, of Anthony naked, SIGNED by both of us and mailed to your home! 50% OFF!!! ORIGINALLY $350! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. ** Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city

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  • $175USD
    50% OFF ANTHONYS NAKED DRAWING

    ANTHONY'S DRAWING, that he JUST made, of Ian naked, SIGNED by both of us and mailed to your home! 50% OFF!!! ORIGINALLY $350! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. ** Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city

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  • $300USD
    Recording From Us!

    A 15 SECOND RECORDING of us saying anything you want (within in reason of course) sent to your email! Shout-outs to your dog, your BFF, Ian's mom, etc. are all good. We want to keep it positive so we will not record messages we think are hateful, inappropriate or promotional. Includes all perks from $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers+poster. This is an exclusive perk, not available with any other tier. **Remember to vote using our city survey that ill be sent to your email.

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  • $400USD
    Food Battle Launch Party

    JOIN US FOR A FOOD BATTLE: THE GAME LAUNCH PARTY in LOS ANGELES! You and a friend will get an exclusive invitation to hang out with us and receive some awesome SMOSH gear. Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city! Travel and lodging are not included.

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  • $520USD
    20% OFF- GAME PUZZLE DESIGNER

    In order to beat the game there are going to be some puzzles you'll need to figure out to keep going. Want to be the reason why your friends can't figure it out? Work with our game producers to design an epic puzzle to slow down the competition! ORIGINALLY $650! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier.

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  • $550USD
    Your Name in The Game

    Have your name appear in the game and show it off to all of your friends! Is it etched in a tree? Painted on a wall or a sign? You'll have to play through to check it out! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city!

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  • $600USD
    Thank You Video

    15 SECOND PERSONALIZED THANK YOU VIDEO sent to your email.  We will thank you personally for helping to fund Food Battle: THE GAME! COMMUNITY PRODUCER CREDIT in the game. Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city! Don’t live in the US?  Please add $10 for shipping.

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  • $1,200USD
    20% OFF Smosh Music Video!

    Be an extra in our annual Smosh music video to be featured on our main Smosh YouTube channel! All of your friends + MILLIONS of other viewers will see get to see YOU in the background! Filming will take place in Sacramento during the week of September 22 so if you live in Northern California then this perk is for you! 20% OFF!!! ORIGINALLY $1500! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster+ Swag Bag. Travel/Lodging not included. You must be 18 or older to participate.

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  • $1,200USD
    20% OFF- Portrait in the Game

    Have a portrait of you displayed in the game! When you and your friends playthrough, you'll all get the chance to see it! The game producers will send you an email with more info to get your face in the game! 20% OFF!!! ORIGINALLY $1500! Includes all perks from the $1, $10 and $25 reward tiers + poster + swag bag. This is an exclusive perk and not available with any other tier. Remember to vote using our city survey that will be sent to your email. Send us to your city!

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  • $2,000USD
    20% OFF Feedback Session

    Calling all YouTubers! We've been getting a lot of requests from video content creators who are serious about improving their YouTube skills! Get a 15 minute mentoring session with us on Google Hangout where we can give you our feedback and advice. Send us your video ahead of time and we'll take a look. We know first hand it's not easy and it's hard work! 20% OFF!!! ORIGINALLY $2500! Includes perks from $1/$10/$25 reward tiers+poster. This is an exclusive perk.

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